Novak Djokovic books US Open quarter-final, could face Roger Federer

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Roger Federer's run at the US Open came to a stunning end on Monday night - well, technically early Tuesday morning - as the tournament's No. 2 seed was bounced at the hands of Australian John Millman.

It's only the second time in Federer's past 14 appearances at the US Open that he has lost before the quarterfinals. Federer broke Millman's first service game, led 3-0 and took the first set in just 33 minutes, finishing it off with a 128 miles per hour serve and backhand volley victor.

Kei Nishikori, runner-up in 2014, was also pleased to get through in three sets in blazing sunshine on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Second seed Federer - a five-time champion at Flushing Meadows - was an overwhelming favourite to prevail against the world number 55 and set up a blockbuster quarter-final with Novak Djokovic.

A lot of the time when we look at the speed of the player - I think we look too much at this - you only really need speed on defence.

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Before their match, Roger Federer said he had a great deal of respect for his Australian counterpart.

He reached the quarterfinals for an 11th consecutive appearance in NY as he bids for a third U.S. Open championship and 14th Grand Slam trophy.

Djokovic did his part improving his flawless NY record in fourth round contests to 11-0 leaving it to Federer, who will take on Australian John Millman in the late contest on Arthur Ashe Stadium court to give the fans what would be a hotly anticipated match-up.

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His next assignment is a rematch of June's French Open final, in which he crushed Thiem in straight sets to win his 17th major.

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An elbow injury forced the 31-year-old out of the 2017 tournament though Djokovic reached the final 12 months previously, beaten by Stan Wawrinka.

"I felt like a deer in the headlights to begin with, to be honest", he said.

Cilic, who beat Nishikori four years ago for his only major title, was a 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4 victor against No. 10 David Goffin, while Nishikori advanced by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

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